Hi Tim -I am headed towards a spinal fusion (one level, L5/S1) and am wondering if I am going to be able to get in to my Elise, and if not, how long it might be before being able to do so. Anyone here have any experience with a spinal fusion and ingress/egress from the Lotus?
BTDT. I needed a little recovery time, but in/out of the Elise is not a problem. As soon as you can do normal bending/stretching (eg, picking something up from the floor), you can enter and exit the car. Of course, in this season it is much easier with the top off (and you may well be able to enjoy the car almost immediately if you drive it topless).
FWIW, I've been in for L3/L4 and S2/S3. After the latter, I was discharged at noon the day following surgery and on the next day I flew to California for a month-long assignment. I was jogging within three weeks.
Best of luck with your surgery! :up: